Bolt d'Oro's Bolt d'Vine Strikes Fast, Cruises to 'TDN Rising Star'-dom

Bolt d'Vine Benoit

Bolt D'Vine (Bolt d'Oro–Perfectly Divine, by Vindication) was one of two runners in the field with no prior experience, but you'd never know it judging by her performance here. Cruising home as easily as she pleased, the filly carrying Michael House's colors sailed over the wire and earned the 'Rising Star' nod in the process.

Off at 3-1 and vying from off the rail up the backstretch through :22.36 and :45.53 fractions, it looked briefly like her early rival might make a race of it, but when Bolt d'Vine took over passing the quarter marker, the question became how much would she win by…and the answer was 7 1/2 lengths. After clearing the last of her competition to her inside, she kicked away in dominating fashion to leave 40-1 longshot Fire Ban (Preservationist) in her wake.

Bolt d'Vine is the fourth 'TDN Rising Star' for Bolt d'Oro.

Pedigree Notes

Bolt d'Vine is the last registered offspring for her dam, who has failed to produce any foals since the newest 'Rising Star' but has produced a three-time winning 4-year-old Divine Cross (Cross Traffic). She returned to Cross Traffic for 2024.

Perfectly Divine does hail from a busy family, however, as she is the half-sister to multiple Grade I-winner Tizway (Tiznow) and SW & MGSP Ticket to Seattle (Capote). That sister produced SW Misty Mauve (Paynter).

The pedigree gains Grade I-momentum underneath the third dam Willamae (Tentam), who was graded-placed herself but who made her most notable mark as a broodmare. From her eight winners, two claimed victories at the highest level as two-time Grade I-winner Will's Way (Easy Goer) and GI Ashland S. victress Willa On the Move (Assert {Ire}) are direct descendants. This female family also includes MG1SP-NZ November Rain (NZ) (Stravinsky) as well as SW No Rain Ever (Aus) (No Nay Never).

6th-Santa Anita, $55,000, Msw, 5-18, 3, 4,/5yo, f/m, 6f, 1:10.64, ft, 7 1/2 lengths.
BOLT D'VINE, f, 3, by Bolt d'Oro
                1st Dam: Perfectly Divine, by Vindication
                2nd Dam: Bethany, by Dayjur
                3rd Dam: Willamae, by Tentam
Sales history: $85,000 Wlg '21 KEENOV; $200,000 Ylg '22 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $32,400. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV or the free catalogue-style pedigree.
O-Michael House; B-Whisper Hill Farm, LLC (KY); T-Philip D'Amato.

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